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Class begins May 4th (Chicago AND Google Hangout)

Learn the history and elements of the the Philosophy and Practice of Cyprianism in this unique class. Find out how the ancients used the Erotic Force in their Creative Process and discover how to apply it to your own life … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Rodin

From “To the Venus de Milo” “For myself, the ancient masterpieces blend themselves in my memory with all the joys of my early manhood; or rather, the antique is my youth itself, which surges still in my heart and hides … Continue reading

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Time to Scandalize!

Sunday, November 22, is a Cyprian holiday simply called “Scandals”. It is a time to celebrate the saucy underbelly of our social construction. To think about why certain things cause a sensation – and cause some of our own. What … Continue reading

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Happy Master’s Day

In Cyprianism, Master’s Day is a day to recognize and honor the person you’ve chosen as an artistic (and spiritual) mentor. For me, though I am a writer, it is Auguste Rodin. I try to apply the things he said, … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Art – The Chisel

“There is no truth more esoteric (hidden) than the truth of art.” That phrase has been resonating in my head over the last few weeks. On a recent walk I conjured a scenario where I was being interviewed by someone about … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day – Manly P. Hall

“Truth leads, and ignorance follows in his train. Spirit blazes the trail, and matter follows behind. In the world today ideals live but a moment in their purity before the gathering hosts of darkness snuff out the gleaming spark. The … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day – “Sister Carrie”, Theodore Dreiser

“The world is always struggling to express itself,” he went on. “Most people are not capable of voicing their feelings. They depend on others. That is what genius is for. One man expresses their desires for them in music; another … Continue reading

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“Behind the Painting” with Catherine Abel

Cyprianist artist, Catherine Abel, talks about what drives her and the evolution of her painting. A perfect treat for the season of Le Chien (Beauty/Envy) – a time when the art of painting is featured. Enjoy. “That drive for absolute … Continue reading

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Defying Baudelaire

In The Painter of Modern Life, Charles Baudelaire wrote, “What poet would dare, in depicting the pleasure caused by the appearance of a great beauty, separate the woman from her dress”. This is the motivation behind this mixed media piece from my … Continue reading

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